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ARCHITECTURE | EVANGELISM | CLOUD COMPUTING
 I am a Software Solution Architect, MBA, published author, invited speaker and strategic technology visionary with 14+ years of achievement to drive innovative and cost effective software portfolio solutions that increase competitive advantage and market share. Recognized expert in software architecture and cloud computing. I have diverse experience in enterprise, high-growth, and incubation environments within a variety of industries. 

 I also published numerous novel articles in the area of software engineering and software architecture. I am selected Program Committee Member at prestigious international conferences. I was awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Software Architecture (180 worldwide) 2005-2008.

Specialties:
• Cloud Computing
• BigData
• Technology Strategy
• Software Architecture
• Technology Evangelism
• Research & Development
• Program Management
• Author
• Public Speaker

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    Windows 7 Audio Issues on Lenovo T61p

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    In a previous post I wrote about my experiences with installing Windows 7 on my Computers and I mentioned that the speakers on my Lenovo T61p do not work with Windows 7. While that was true and little annoying, I usually mute the speakers and use a headset...
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    VSTS 2010 Beta Installation and Error 1500. Another installation is in progress.

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    Yesterday I installed the Windows 7 Enterprise RTM version on my Laptop, followed by VSTS 2010 beta, and SQL 2008. Everything appeared to be going well, but then later this morning I tried to install some other application and I got a variety of errors...
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    CloudPoll goes viral……

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    CloudPoll attracted over 5,000 individual users last month , but did you create or answer a poll on CloudPoll and share your poll on Facebook?! No? Then check it out now, on http://bit.ly/CloudPoll ! Our very own CloudPoll http://bit.ly/CloudPoll reference...
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    Azure “How Do I” (HDI) Videos

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    One of the big buzzwords today is "cloud computing" these days and it is on the very top of mind with most people. Microsoft's Azure is a key part of Microsoft's strategy to provide a services platform. The first set of a comprehensive HDI’s...
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    IE 8 Performance

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    With IE 8 being expected to be released any day now http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/biz/archives/2009/03/12/2003438292 the discussions are not only focusing around the new features such as Accelerators or WebSlices, but also on the question of performance...
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    Short Interviews of Microsoft Partners @ the 1st ISV Software Architecture Workshop in NYC

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    I posted a few nice interview videos that we did after the Software Architecture Workshop in NYC on Channel9. Check them out :-) Al Perez from Total Computer shares his experiences as early adopter of WPF in an interview with Larry Gregory, Senior Director...
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    Technologies and Architecture in 2009…. Happy new year…..

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    First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR. I hope everyone had a nice and relaxing time during the holidays, I certainly did (even though the time was flying by and I had difficulties getting back to work because of airport delays, unscheduled stop over, mobs of people...
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    Experience of installing and using Windows 7 Beta

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    Last week I installed the Windows 7 Beta Build 7000 on two of my computers. For my work Laptop I decided to do a fresh install whereas I decided to do an upgrade for my Home PC. New Installation on my Lenovo T61p The clean installation of Windows 7 Beta...
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    Money CAN buy happiness

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    In the past, if anyone asked me if money can buy happiness I would clearly answer with a bold "NO". Reading an article from Harvard Business School might just change this answer in the future. According to the study, giving as little as $5 increases...
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    Visual Studio Team System 2010 Revealed

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    Yesterday the product team of Visual Studio team system started to reveal some of the new features in Visual Studio and today the announcements concentrated on the Architecture edition. Watching the screen casts I got really excited about the new capabilities...
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    Multi-touch without Touch?

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    Perhaps you saw my post on our team blog about the availability of the Surface SDK to participants of the PDC sessions in LA the end of October. Today I saw something even cooler. Imagine you could use your webcam and move some markers to navigate your...
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    Mythbuster -- A typical day at Microsoft?!

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    Before the well deserved weekend, I thought I post something a little bit more on the lighter site. After half a year at Microsoft, many of my friends asking me how I like working for Microsoft. So I started this blog post. I was asking myself; what is...
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    Global Study Tour to China and Vietnam

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    I figured that most of you are still digesting the announcements from PDC last week, so today I will write about a little off-topic. As one of the last activities for my MBA at NYU Stern I went to China and Vietnam to meet with executives of local companies...
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    Looking at the “Oslo” Modeling Platform

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    The last 3 years I was working a lot on evolving the Software Factories Paradigm and applying it to industry problems. Part of this effort I spent researching Domain Specific Modeling Languages with the Microsoft DSL Toolkit which is part of the Visual...
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    If you are in or around NYC on June 19th, then save the date....

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    June 19th, I will present to the NYC .NET User Group....... Thursday, June 19, 2008 Software Factories, Why Should I Care? This session will present current work done in the area of Software Factories. We will discuss...
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    DSL talk at Dr. Dobb's Architecture & Design 2008

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    Architecture & Design World 2008 I will present on Thursday July 24th at the Architecture and Design World 2008 in Chicago. In this presentation I will discuss the experiences we gained using Microsoft DSLs, within VSTS in a real industry...
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    What drives the adoption of new technologies?

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    I was reading an interesting article about the real innovation drivers in enterprises by Stephen Swoyer. http://www.esj.com/news/article.aspx?EditorialsID=3125 The question rendered is: Why does upper management rather approve and finance cost saving...
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    Composite Rich Internet Applications (CRIA)

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    Next week will be our first ISV Developers Community meeting and Murray Gordon and I are presenting on Composite Rich Internet Applications based on Prism ( http://www.codeplex.com/prism ) and Silverlight ( http://silverlight.net ) . Thanks to Jared Bienz...
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    Composite Rich Internet Application Architecture, what is your take on it?

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    In a recent webcast Murray and I introduced the Composite Rich Internet Application (CRIA). As you can see we introduced another four letter acronym (since all the 3 letter ones were already take ;-)) and we explain the implementation of such an application...
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    Getting Ready for TechReady7

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    Now that my commitments are set for FY09, I did a great presentation on DSLs and Software Factories at Dr. Dobb's Architecture and Design World 2008 with Christoph Wienends, and drank the cool-aid at MS101 I am now looking forward to a week in Seattle...
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    Stay tuned for Blueprints and EATK =>Soon on this channel

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    TechReady7 was a great experience and after a week of non-stop information in-flow the point of saturation is reached. Lot's of the stuff that was presented is still under NDA, so even though I would like to talk about it I can't ;-(. But stay tuned,...
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    Blueprints and Guidance Packages

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    I just wrote a nice post on guidance packages <=> blueprints on our team blog. So if you are interested in Software Factories, Guidance and Automation, or Blueprints,.... then I recommend reading the post @ http://blogs.msdn.com/usisvde/archive...
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    Can we apply concepts from operations to software development????????

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    This blog is based on a group assignment we (the Nutmeg group) had in the operations class at NYU Stern School of Business. I thought it would be of interest, so I just took it and published it here.... Industry Background The software industry...
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    New “How Do I” (HDI) Videos Available

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    Good morning and welcome to a new week :-). It was raining all weekend so I took the time to work on some more cloud-ish stuff. I am going to release a few pod casts on the .NET Services soon on Channel 9. Stay tuned…… In the meantime, I just got to know...
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    Write Applications for the Windows Mobile Marketplace

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    Distribute your Windows Mobile applications globally easily. Check out the new developer center for Windows Mobile developers, that provides you with all the information you need to get started. Key Features Achieve global distribution Marketplace will...
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